Thursday, May 05, 2005

Sleep Study
Well, I had to go back tonight for a sleep study followup. They were going to outfit me with a CPAP (mask that goes on your face at night, it forces air into your airways, keeping it from closing up - sleep apnea). Anyway, I get there, go through my CPAP training, have the wires put back on me and then get into bed.

She puts the CPAP mask on me (just the one that covers the nose) and I didn't like it much. You can't breathe out of your mouth at all and my nose was stuffy, so she gave the the one that covers the mouth and nose. It was OK, so I got into bed and tried to go to sleep.

Wouldn't you know my claustrophobia acted up. I never thought that would be a problem, but I kept feeling panicked, like I couldn't breathe. I kept wanting to rip it off my face. I ended up refusing the sleep study because I couldn't handle the mask all night.

I feel like I failed a test. But, the doctor did say that if I had my tonsils out and lost weight, my apnea would most likely go away 100%, so that is what I am working towards.

Anyway, that's the story and I'm going to bed. Without a mask.
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I'm just a mom of two, a crafter of jewelry, and to keep my sanity among the Yankees (kidding)I write southern-themed poetry, short stories and memoirs. I have been published on the web on sites such as USA Deep South, Southern Humorists, Muscadine Lines - A Southern Journal, Mosaic Minds and Long Story Short. I am also a contributor in Dew on the Kudzu and Weight-Loss where I write dieting humor.

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